Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saints Peter and Paul by El Greco
This weekend the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul trumps the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time because the Solemnity is of a greater rank on the liturgical calendar.
The lectionary offers one set of scriptures for the Vigil (Saturday evening) Mass and another for the Day of the Solemnity. Some pastors (including yours truly) might use one set of readings (the Vigil texts) for the whole weekend (Saturday at 5 and Sunday at 10:30) rather than prepare two homilies. One of my deacons is preaching on Sunday morning, however, (8:00) and he will use the readings for the Day. Both sets of readings and background material can be found in the usual place, courtesy of St. Louis University.
Got kids? The Sadlier site offers help to prepare children for this weekend's Mass but comments only on the texts given for the Day.
My suggestion is that you take a look at both sets of texts because the combination of the two gives a fuller picture of the ministry of these two giants in the history of Christianity.
Posted by Austin Fleming at 5:26 PM